Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Archeress, Part 17

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Explanation (Part 17 of The Archeress)

 “I suppose you want to know why?” the Master asked calmly.
“I can guess.”
He continued as if she hadn’t spoken. 
“We could not afford to let the Union continue to gather strength, and that depended on your husband.”
“But you also couldn’t let the Way…and you…be implicated directly in his death.  Better to make it a crime of passion.”  She could see by his expression she was right.
“It would have solved two problems.  Your relationship with him was always dangerous to the Way.”
“You failed at both.  The Union will be here in force within days.  Maybe hours.”

Previous Installments:
Part 1:  Preparation
Part 2:  Infiltration
Part 3:  Eyrie
Part 4:  Patience
Part 5:  Stirrings
Part 6:  Action
Part 7:  Decision
Part 8, 9:  Discovery, Egress
Part 10:  Flight
Part 11:  Combat
Part 12:  Evasion
Part 13:  Suspicion
Part 14:  Ambush
Part 15:  Retribution
Part 16:  Confrontation

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